Sunday, January 20, 2008

Rose Hearts Shawl is Finished


As you all know, I've been making my grandmother a shawl, the Rose Hearts Shawl by Elizabeth Matthews for the past month. Well, it's finally finished. Here it is in all of its various phases.






The pattern through Elizabeth Matthews, so I'm linking to her Etsy shop where you can find it for only $3.00. The pattern has both written instructions as well as a chart, so even if you're a new lace knitter, it would make a good first shawl project. There is a knitalong that just started over on Yahoogroups and Ravelry. It just started two days ago if you want to join in.

The best feeling of all was giving it to the one it was intended for- Grandma Ferne. I'm so glad she likes it. I think since it's worsted weight Malabrigo yarn, it will be soft AND warm. She gets cold a lot. I made her promise to wear it and not save it in a draw for a special occasion. Every DAY is special and deserves a magnificent shawl.

Now I'm off to work on a hat I'm knitting for myself called Cable and Bobble Beret from Creative Knitting Jan 08 issue. It's not really a beret, but more of a hat with bobbles and cables. You can see it online on page 32 of the magazine. I just started it last night and I don't have a whole lot more to go.

12 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful!!

Carol said...

The shawl looks wonderful on your grandma. I now she was so proud to have you make it for her. I hope she does where it everyday so she can think of you when she does.

KelInCal said...

The shawl is lovely! I've been wanting to knit one out of worsted Malabrigo for a while (since I saw Dances with Yarn's). Nice job!

PlazaJen said...

OOooh that just looks like a knitted hug for her. Very nice!

lene said...

Chelle, that's gorgeous! And the colour looks really lovely on her. The yarn looks like it would be quite soft, and now I'm lusting after that yarn. Never tried it before -- did you love it?

ChelleC said...

Yes Malabrigo is one of softest, nicest yarns I've ever knit with. The worsted weight is also thick and warm.

Elysbeth said...

How many skeins?

ChelleC said...

It took 2 1/2 skeins of Malabrigo to do the larger version, 13 repeats.

emmy said...

i like that picture of you.

JessaLu said...

Beautiful shawl! :o)

laniered said...

Yay! You did a great job, Chelle! Good going - I'm so pleased your grandma likes it!

Laura said...

Wow! That's so pretty! Looks wonderful on you and your Grammy!